[OpenWrt-Devel] [LEDE-DEV] TR-069 for OpenWrt

Hauke Mehrtens hauke at hauke-m.de
Sat May 28 07:34:39 EDT 2016

On 05/27/2016 12:43 PM, David Lang wrote:
> On Thu, 26 May 2016, Delbar Jos wrote:
>> We are conscious of the fact that together with the proposals made by
>> Felix, Luka and Wojtek we are now looking at many "competing"
>> proposals. As a next step, we recommend to organize a workshop, at a
>> practical location and time, where we put everything on the table and
>> define the most appropriate path forward to the benefit of OpenWrt as
>> a whole.
> nothing wrong with supporting many different remote management daemons.
>> TR-069 is a complicated remote management system and in order to make
>> this initiative a success, we must ensure that the complexity is
>> handled in an elegant way and with respect for OpenWrt's core
>> architecture. More than on the protocol itself, we believe that we
>> should focus on the architectural enhancements required to support
>> remote management in general.
> What is it that you think is needed to "support remote management in
> general"?
> It's worth pointing out that many people are remotely managing OpenWRT
> devices, Ansible/Salt/Puppet/Chef/etc are all common tools for the job.
> now, those are all tools aimed at managing Linux Servers, not networking
> gear, but OpenWRT is a server.
> So I'd suggest starting off by creating a daemon that talks <your
> protocol> and just stores the stuff it's sent in some simple files so
> that it can return the info when queried.
> Once you have something that talks the network protocol correctly,
> modifying it to change the real files, make uci calls, etc for different
> distros is much easier (just write your daemon with the expectation that
> the input and output details are going to change, so don't get fancy
> with them).
> David Lang

The TR-069 family is currently wildly used by ISPs controlling the (DSL)
CPE devices of their customers. There are probably more than 100 million
device controlled by standards from the TR-069 family out there.  When
you get a DSL router from your ISP or buy one in the retail store it is
very likely it supports the standards from the TR-069 family, as a
vendor in this area you basically need support for this to sell your

In other technologies you have different protocols to manage your
devices, like cable often uses something different and EPON and GPON
even have all their own management standards. Then there are also some
technology independent standards and so on. It makes sense to build such
a solution in a way to make it easily to expendable for new protocols.

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